Plastic surgery clinic in London is hacked

Synopsis

In October 2017, a group calling itself The Dark Overlord stole extremely personal data from a London cosmetic clinic. Celebrity Katie Price is a customer of the clinic, while the hacker group said clients extend to 'royal families' along with other celebrities.

A representative of the group threatened to release the data to the public. The group said: "We have TBs of this shit. Databases, names, everything. There are some royal families in here. We're going to pitch it all up for everyone to nab. The entire patient list with corresponding photos. The world has never seen a medical dump of a plastic surgeon to such degree."

In a statement, the clinic said it was "horrified" and that "security and patient confidentiality has always been of the utmost importance to us. We invest in market-leading technology to keep our data secure and our systems are updated daily. We are deeply saddened that our security has been breached. We are profoundly sorry for any distress this data breach may cause our patients."

The Metropolitan Police is now investigating the case.

Analysis performed by

Courtenay Brammar

Experienced global enterprise risk and governance professional. Previously Vice President at Morgan Stanley, Deloitte Risk Advisory practitioner and PRMIA steering committee member in both London and New York.

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